Database Administrator

Shipt Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago


Shipt, the nation's fastest-growing online grocery marketplace, simplifies the grocery shopping experience by providing members with unparalleled convenience and exceptional service. We partner with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries to members via a community of friendly shoppers. Launched in 2014, the company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA.

Are you passionate about database administration, sharing knowledge, growing your skills, and working with great people? The Shipt engineering team is growing, and we are looking for extraordinary engineers who enjoy building as much as we do. So if you are self directed, enjoy autonomy in your work, and you are an excellent participant in a team, come join Shipt.

You will

  • Own Shipt production data and database systems. Responsible for backup and recovery, encryption, security, durability and persistence.

  • Communicate effectively and get to the root cause of any issue

  • Deliver consistent, fast performance from a variety of data stores

  • Own the management, provisioning, and security for all data stores

  • Collect and analyze metrics to improve system scalability

  • Design, improve and document processes

About you

  • You have a deep love of automation and an aversion for the mundane or routine

  • You have significant Postgres and Linux experience

  • You have experience building and administering high performing databases

  • You have expert level mastery of SQL

  • You understand ACID properties of databases and when to break them

  • You have experience with distributed architectures along with a broad range of data technologies - relational databases, key/value stores, messages queues, distributed and eventually consistent storage

  • You have experience scaling databases horizontally and vertically

  • You are excited to learn and master new skills

  • You have a BS in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Amazon RDS, Redshift, Redis, DynamoDB
  • Experience with Python, Ruby, or Go

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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